Thursday, August 15, 2013

Union Jack Console

Update 5/29/14
I am switching out this piece for another in my daughter's room, so it is now for sale. 

48"W x 24"H x 18"D

I'm pretty sure this piece started life as a buffet and somewhere along the way someone cut it's legs off.  It's only 25" high now.  I painted it with 4 colors: Cece Caldwell's Pittsburgh Gray, Annie Sloan's French Linen, Pure White, and Provence. My daughter decided she wanted it for her room instead of the curvy nightstand I painted a while back, so the nightstand is up for sale and this one is going in her room with a mirror over it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Florence Chest

50"H x 36"W x 20"D

This piece was really out of my comfort zone!  I am a very neutral person with most of my stuff painted in greys and whites.  I've seen so many pieces painted in Florence and the color looks so rich and deep that I thought I would try it.  I actually mixed a little Provence in with the Florence for this piece.  The top was re-stained in dark walnut and the chest was sealed with clear and dark wax. I have been using it in my daughter's room for the last couple of years unpainted and she decided she wants a dresser I have in the garage.  I like it, but it's a bold color so we'll see how long I can keep it for sale before I re-paint it.  :)

Linking to:

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Coco Buffet

I painted this buffet in AS Coco and used dark and clear wax and the top was re-stained using dark walnut.  The original door was warped, so my husband made door frames that I attached hardware cloth to the inside of.  I also changed out the appliques on either side of the mirror because the original ones were ugly circles.  I also changed out the hardware because I wasn't crazy about what was on it before.  The previous owners were using it as an entertainment center and had drilled a hole in the back which my husband filled with bondo - the stuff works great!  He has used it to build up broken corners on my china cabinet and a dresser drawer.  It can be used with or without the mirror.

I've been bad lately about not getting before pics- can't find one for this one either!

Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style
Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage